Awesome four player action.
Cool new weapons.
New zombies are great.
Great play modes.
Solid Mac performance.
Improves on L4D in almost every aspect.
Three new Special Infected and Uncommon Infected are a welcome addition.
Two new modes; realism for the hardcore and scavenge for the multiplayer orientated.
Extremely good replayability.
Much more difficult.
Seemingly constant flow of enemies.
Less pacing control means less tension.
Bots have not really improved, they still cannot pick up explosives and have slow reaction times.
Some levels can be lengthy and frustrating if your team wipes.
PC version had/has a glitch that eats your Steam Achievements.
Slightly higher difficulty causes some frustration in the beginning.
AI teammates can be frustrating.
A lot less narrative than I expected.
Matchmaking is still very problematic.
Campaign feels a bit disjointed.
Can get boring after a while.
Needs more weapons.
Gameplay essentials essentially unchanged.
Source engine looks dated.
By Yet Another Review Site on April 15, 2011
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By LanOC Reviews on December 31, 2009
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By New Game Network on December 11, 2009
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By GamerWok on December 10, 2009
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